About Juan Mendez:
My name is Juan Mendez but most people know me as “ Cebolla. ” I was born in El Salvador in 1975, and I have attended an American school since 1st grade. Prior to studying Design, I owned my own surf tours company and surf shop. This is when I met my Chico born and raised wife on a beach in El Salvador. I commuted for 2 years in between countries till finally moving with my family 2014.
My approach to photography goes hand in hand with travel and exploration, and allows me to capture a memory instantly. This passion started with my love for nature and it’s ever evolving beauty. I'm a storyteller who uses images; my compositions are the clash between being raised in the 3rd world and trying to live in the 1st. Photography to me is a way of feeling; of touching, documenting, and capturing frames that hopefully will last forever. These images assist in remembering smiles, details, smells, and places long after you have forgotten everything. I am a graduate of Full Sail University's Bachelor of Graphic Design Program. Juan Mendez -Photographer and Animator for Sketchy People